Garrett Dutton aka “G.Love” of G. Love & Special Sauce has announced the inaugural Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival coinciding in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. The one-day event is scheduled for September 15th, 2018, and will take place along the beautiful shores of Nauset Beach in the town of Orleans, MA. Headliners G. Love & Special Sauce will be joined by singer-songwriter Citizen Cope, soulful Hawaiian outfit Ron Artis II and The Truth, and Boston Funk Ambassadors Ripe.Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival is a celebration of family, live music, community, and the natural environment of Cape Cod. This 10-mile stretch of sandy beach offers swimming and fishing, plus surfing in non-protected areas. Dutton explains that “Orleans, Massachusetts has been our home for seven years now and we have fallen completely in love with the town, the people, and the beautiful pristine nature which surrounds the Cape. From surfing to paddle boarding, fishing and bird watching, hiking, biking, eating, drinking–the Cape has it all.”The event, curated by Dutton, features bands and performers that have personally resonated with him musically. The festival is about “bringing to the stage a musical family that we have been cultivating for 25 years strong,” he says. Local Orleans resident Mike McNamara, owner and co-founder of The Hog Island Beer Co, has been an essential proponent of the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. As the exclusive beer provider for the festival, Hog Island Beer Co will create a beer garden for guests to sip craft beers and enjoy the event’s natural beauty. See what’s on tap here.For more information on the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival or to purchase tickets, head here.
Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The possibility that some facilities could open sooner than others has fueled speculation that teams could relocate players to other states temporarily in hopes of practicing under less stringent guidelines — which could cool in light of the two-week quarantine period the league will require after travel.In the meantime, players have improvised with at-home workouts, with equipment sent by teams or ordered individually. Some players, such as LeBron James, have said they have been able to get access to indoor courts owned by individuals, but the NBA has banned players’ use of public courts and gyms even past May 8.The NBA said it could move facility closures to a later date if a resurgence in COVID-19 cases occur. As some states across the country deliberate and prepare to re-open non-essential businesses and services, the NBA — even in the markets where it stands to benefit — is exercising caution.The league announced Monday that it will not allow practice facilities to re-open until at least May 8, even in states where governments are relaxing quarantine restrictions. Even when facilities will be open, the NBA outlined strict regimens to limit exposure to COVID-19: no group workouts, no head or assistant coaches present, and stringent disinfecting and distancing while in the building.In states where quarantine rules will remain in place — such as California, which could extend restrictions past the existing planned end date of May 3 — the NBA said it will “identify alternatives” to allow players to train during the league’s hiatus.“The purpose of these changes is to allow for safe and controlled environments for players to train in states that allow them to do so, and to create a process for identifying safe training options for players located in other states,” the league said in a statement on Monday afternoon. Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersIn the event practice facilities would reopen, the NBA said no more than four players would be allowed in the building at any one time, and they would not be allowed to work out or play together.The Associated Press reported other conditions of practice facilities re-opening: Players returning to team markets will have to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days; equipment must be disinfected between all uses; common areas such as steam rooms or cold tubs cannot be used; cell phones and keys must be disinfected when entering the facility. Players will wear masks before and after workouts. Teams will have to appoint an executive to be in charge of meeting all facility hygiene standards.With Georgia becoming the first state to re-open gyms, barbershops, salons and restaurants, the possibility of sports teams in the state resuming some normal procedures seemed to gain steam. But ESPN reported that Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk said he would not open the team’s facility on Friday, when the NBA’s earlier self-mandated shutdown of facilities was set to expire out of caution for player and staff safety.Schlenk told ESPN: “We are going to wait and see what happens in the state over the couple of weeks.”Georgia’s return to business has been controversial as the U.S. continues to grapple with COVID-19, with over 1 million reported cases and 56,000 deaths. In California, the hit has been lower per capita than many other highly populated states, but there have been nearly 20,000 reported cases in L.A. County where the Lakers and the Clippers reside. Governor Gavin Newsom and L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti have been publicly skeptical that sports with fans will return in 2020. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The event “Selecting the best sportsman in 2012.”, will start tonight at 21.00 pm in Sarajevo at the hotel “Holiday Inn”.BiH, for the 12th time, will get its king and queen of the sports.In the competition for the best sportsperson in BiH are Kemal Mešić, an athlete, Mirza Taletović, a basketball player, Vedad Ibišević, a football player, while in the category of sportswomen are Ivana Ninković, a swimmer, Emina Hadžiahmetović, a table tennis player and Larisa Cerić, a judoka.This event is organized by “Nezavisne Novine”(Independent Newspaper) and the RTV BiH, under the auspices of the Chairman of the Presidency of BiH Nebojsa Radmanovic, and with the strong support of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH and in partnership with the Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina.In addition to prizes for the best sportsperson, the prizes will be awarded for the best team, best coach, most promising sportswoman, most promising sportsman, an award for life’s work, for fair play, for the development of sport, the best athletes in the sport for the disabled, the best team in the sport for the disabled and the award of the readers.
By Elizabeth Wulfhorst |Lately pumpkins have been getting all the love, turning up in everything from traditional breads and pies to those ubiquitous lattes and even salsa and pasta sauce. But as much as it seems as if that other fall staple, the apple, has been pushed to the back burner, according to the U.S Apple Association, American apple producers grow, on average, 240 million bushels each year. The wholesale value of the U.S. apple crop annually is close to $4 billion.In fact, the U.S. is the second largest producer of the crispy, crunchy, sweet, tart fruit. There are more than 7,500 varietals of apple, a member of the rose family. While only the sour crab apple tree is native to America, the U.S. now grows more than 2,500 varieties, thanks to European settlers. Gala, a variety that originated in New Zealand in the 1930s is now the No. 1 apple variety grown in America, followed closely by Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji and Honeycrisp. It’s estimated that 52.4 million 42-pound units of Gala apples will be produced in 2018.According to U.S. Apple Association, the national trade association for the apple industry, the first orchard in America was planted around 1625 by William Blackstone in Boston. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both well-known apple orchard cultivators.Apple dumplings, a Pennsylvania Dutch treat, are like round, individual apple pies. Pastry dough is wrapped around whole apples stuffed with cinnamon and sugar and baked to a golden brown.The top three apple-producing states are Washington, New York and Michigan. Two thirds of those apples are grown just to be eaten fresh while the other third is used in apple products like juices, ciders and applesauce. It takes about 36 apples to create 1 gallon of apple cider.And that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, apple juice was one of the earliest prescribed antidepressants. And apples are a great choice as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. They contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol, are a good source of fiber and a medium-sized apple has only 80 calories.So it makes perfect sense we would sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, wrap them in buttery dough, cover them in caramel or dip them in peanut butter and chocolate.While eating apples are a personal preference, when baking, certain properties need to be considered. A tarter fruit can balance the sugar in pies and cakes. And certain varieties hold up better to high heat without turning to mush – but those are great for sauce. Some good, readily available choices for baking are Jonagold, Braeburn, Gala, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith and Winesap.How about them apples?Apple DumplingsFor the dumplings:4 apples, pared and cored1/3 cup sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon2 teaspoons butter, dividedPastry for 8” two-crust pieFor the sauce:2/3 cup brown sugar1 ½ cup water2 tablespoons butter¼ teaspoon cinnamonMilk or cream and cheddar cheese, for servingPreheat oven to 425 degrees F.Lightly coat a 9-by-9-inch dish with cooking spray.Roll out dough into a 14-by-14-inch square. Cut into 4 equal pieces. Place one apple on each square. Mix together the 1/3 cup sugar with the 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Fill each apple with 1/4 of the mixture. Bring opposite corners of each pastry square up over each apple to completely encase the apple. Work the dough to cover any holes. Place dough-wrapped apple in the prepared dish.Make the sauce. Heat the brown sugar, water, butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan to boiling. Boil three minutes. Remove from heat and carefully pour around the apples into the dish.Bake for 45-50 minutes, tenting with foil if the crust starts browning too quickly.Serve warm with milk or cream and a wedge of aged cheddar cheese.Adapted from Betty CrockerThis article was first published in the Sept. 20-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Grand Prize Winner will Receive a VIP Trip to the 2017 Preakness StakesMarch 14, 2017 (Washington, PA) – For the fifth consecutive year, Xpressbet is inviting a lucky customer to make a life-changing bet on Pimlico’s legendary Preakness Stakes in its $25K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes, which is open to all Xpressbet customers, rewards one horseplayer each year with the chance to bet $25,000 on their pick in the Preakness.The Grand Prize Package also includes a trip for two to Baltimore for the race, complete with hotel, airfare and tickets on Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Days. Fifty Second Prize Winners each receive a $100 Xpressbet wagering voucher.Additionally, this year’s Grand Prize Winner will have the chance to meet and talk strategy with NBC Sports Handicapper, Eddie Olczyk.To play, Xpressbet customers simply need to register and start betting the races. Customers receive an entry for every bet they make between March 13 and May 6, 2017, and can earn bonus entries for wagers made on weekdays and on Stronach Group tracks, including Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate Fields.Xpressbet Preakness Big Bet Winners have twice parlayed winning the Sweepstakes into a life-changing score. Sweepstakes winners correctly identified American Pharoah (2015) and California Chrome (2014) as the ‘best bets’ in their respective editions of the Preakness Stakes. This year’s Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 20.“We’re excited to bring back the Big Bet for its fifth year and once again offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our customers,” said Xpressbet Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kerry Carlson. “The Preakness Stakes is one of North America’s most exciting and enjoyable sporting events and we take great pride in providing a comprehensive VIP racetrack experience to our Big Bet winners. This year, they’ll even have the chance to meet renowned handicapper, Eddie Olczyk.”For more information and to sign up for an Xpressbet wagering account, simply visit www.xpressbet.com.Contact: Dustin FabianTel: 724.229.6240Email: [email protected] About XpressbetXpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent.